Newborn photo.. my first ever cc?

posted May 22nd, 2012
posted May 22nd, 2012
This is my niece! I became an Auntie for the first time last weekend. I know the yellow is a little distracting but it's mama's favorite color. I am brand brand new, but I would love some help I will get to see them again in the middle of June and I want them to have some great pictures. Thanks for looking and helping me out!
posted May 22nd, 2012
This would look lovely in black and white too (as an alternative edit). It's always nice to have a subject to experiment on. Search this site by the Newborn tag and see what ideas come up!
posted May 22nd, 2012
@kiwichick thank you so much! Newborns are hard photographers make it look so easy lol. She was not happy with me and wouldn't do any poses for me ha ha. But I suppose I'll give her a break she was only two days old :-)
posted May 22nd, 2012
posted May 22nd, 2012
seems a little light to me..? maybe try contrast do you think?
posted May 22nd, 2012
I would include all of her, instead of chopping the top of her head off :) Also if you search on here, there are some great threads about how to get a newborn shoot to go well...basically full tummy, warm area/room and soft props.
posted May 22nd, 2012
@shadesofgrey LOL I didn't even realize I did that I have another one of her feet and I accidentally chopped one of her toes off but her whole body is in it lol! She was wiggling so much lol... thank you so much I will definitely check out those threads, I'll be seeing them soon and I would love to practice more!
posted May 22nd, 2012
Yes I do prefer the black and white. Perhaps a little more contrast but because she's so delicate you don't want to add too much. I've only had the pleasure of shooting newborns a couple of times but the first 2 weeks is definitely the best time because they are much sleepier. Here is one I took for my friend
posted May 22nd, 2012
@kiwichick That is beautiful!!! Great job how precious :) You captured it perfectly
posted May 22nd, 2012
I liked this one @billjohnson recently posted
posted May 23rd, 2012

Like this one you could always turn the brightness up and the contast a little.
posted May 23rd, 2012
@ashleycampbell9 That's awesome! I really wanted to do one like that I just ran out of time :( They live 5hrs away so I only had one day with them at their house I can't wait to see them again!
posted May 23rd, 2012
@sarahcampbell this is beautiful thank you so much for the tips!!
posted May 24th, 2012
All I have to say is I like the original - I genuinely laughed out loud at the pose :) too cute
posted May 25th, 2012
I love the yellow...it gives a feeling of a fresh newborn baby. But I agree yellow is hard to work with. Why doing you just desaturate it by about half...then you will still have the yellow but you will not be distracted by it.
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